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Community and service are priorities for new director of Deacon Personnel
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 04:00 pm
Deacon John Leardon has been appointed director of Deacon Personnel. The husband, father of three, and grandfather of five with another due in May, is a good example of the expanded role of deacons in the Church since Vatican II.
Pope Francis appoints Bishop Robert Deeley 12th bishop of Portland
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 04:00 pm
PORTLAND---Pope Francis has appointed the Most Rev. Robert P. Deeley, J.C.D., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, as the 12th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.
Father Bill sings the songs of Christmas at Blessed Sacrament
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 09:50 am
The sound of sleigh bells will be heard inside Blessed Sacrament Parish as Father Bill Quinlivan presents his annual Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., at Father Cotter Hall at the Tonawanda church.
Diocese ranks first in Retirement Fund for Religious appeal
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 09:00 am
The great generosity of the people of Western New York was very evident in the 2012 Retirement Fund for Religious appeal. For the first time in the history of this 25-year appeal, the Diocese of Buffalo ranked first in the nation, collecting $884,000. Although this amount includes online donations from throughout the United States, more than $775,000 was contributed locally. Approximately $768,000 of this amount was distributed to congregations of women ($631,222) and men ($137,514) religious that serve in the Diocese of Buffalo.
Sister Norine enjoys volunteer service during retirement
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 09:00 am
Among the many retired women religious in the Diocese of Buffalo is Sister Norine Truax, RSM, who helped area Catholics develop ways to help children with special needs.
Seven years of training, but for Zielenieski, end is in sight
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:00 am
It is a long journey to become a priest, but following his October ordination as a transitional deacon, the end of Bryan Zielenieski's road is in sight.
Father Gatto named rector of Christ the King Seminary
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, chairman of the Christ the King Seminary board of trustees, has named the pastor of the largest parish in the Diocese of Buffalo as the next president/rector of the East Aurora seminary.
Special Mass to honor Bishop McLaughlin on 100th birthday
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:00 pm
Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Buffalo, will celebrate his 100th birthday at Noon on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, with a special Mass that will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church in Kenmore, where he served as pastor in the 1970s and is now pastor emeritus.
Bishop Malone reappoints pastoral administrators of St. Lawrence Parish
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 02:00 pm
Pointing to the need for a continued pastoral presence in St. Lawrence Parish following the unexpected death of Father Joseph Moreno, Bishop Richard J. Malone has reappointed Deacon Paul and Mary Weisenburger as pastoral administrators, effective immediately. They will remain in place until a new leader of the parish is appointed. There is no timetable for that appointment to be made.
3 priests ordained for diocese
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 02:00 pm
Bishop Edward U. Kmiec ordained three new priests for the diocese at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on June 2. The new priests, Seán Paul Fleming, Andrew Lauricella and Jeffrey Nowak, are anxious to begin serving the people of the diocese.
Holy Father names 14th bishop of Buffalo
Tue, May 29th 2012 01:00 pm
"It is with great joy and happiness to announce that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted my resignation and has appointed the Most. Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Portland, Maine, as the new ordinary for the Diocese of Buffalo," said Bishop Edward U. Kmiec. "Bishop Malone is a colleague of mine in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and we have been acquainted over the years. He comes to Western New York with tremendous experience and a wonderful reputation for being a caring, pastoral bishop and a true shepherd to his people."
Bishop Kmiec announces ordinations to priesthood, permanent diaconate
Mon, May 14th 2012 01:00 pm
On consecutive weekends in June, Bishop Edward U. Kmiec will president over ordinations at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.
Cloistered nuns live lives of prayer and contemplation
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 10:00 am
Cloistered nuns choose to live entirely removed from the world, having almost no contact with those outside the walls of the monastery. To some, this might seem daunting and even frightening, but to the communities of cloistered nuns in the Buffalo area, it allows them the space and silence to have a deeper, richer relationship with God.
Bishop Kmiec hails appointment of new cardinals
Sat, Jan 7th 2012 03:05 pm
Today's announcement by the Holy Father that he has named Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto to the College of Cardinals has brought great joy to me and to the faithful of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Archbishop Dolan elevated to cardinal
Fri, Jan 6th 2012 03:00 pm
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has announced that His Excellency the Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will be elevated to the dignity of Cardinal in a Consistory to be held on February 18, 2012.
Bishop Kmiec celebrates 50 years of priesthood
Tue, Dec 20th 2011 02:00 pm
In December of 1961, Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" was number one on the album charts, President John F. Kennedy approved of the deployment of U.S. military crews and helicopters to Vietnam and young Edward U. Kmiec of Trenton, N.J. was preparing for his ordination to the priesthood.
Bishop McLaughlin celebrates 75 years as a priest
Tue, Dec 21st 2010 12:00 pm
On the date of his ordination to the priesthood, Dec. 21, 1935, Bernard J. McLaughlin was about to embark on a journey of faithful service that has continued for more than three quarters of a century. From student in Rome to his ordination in the Eternal City, from assistant pastor at St. Joseph New Cathedral to the founding pastor of Coronation Parish, from his appointment as auxiliary bishop of Buffalo to his episcopal ordination at the hands of Pope Paul VI, Bishop McLaughlin's service to the Church has been hallmarked by grace and a special devotion to our Blessed Mother.